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Re: CVS and SVN: Tags and Branches.. A question of strategies

From: Steve Bakke <steven.bakke_at_amd.com>
Date: 2007-03-28 20:32:58 CEST

On 3/28/07 1:32 PM, "Jeff Smith" <jsmith@robotronics.com> wrote:

> P.S. If you insist on looking up the file in trunk and seeing a "list"
> of tags, why not take the information and add a file property in
> trunk which lists these names matched with their revision? It can be
> automated.

Based upon answers to a prior question of mine, the only way you could do
this is to apply the properties to the files in trunk, commit that, and then
copy that revision to the tag.

> I just think subversion needs a more *convenient* way to cross-ref
> from trunk to tags that branched from it. In the end, shoot, it
> shouldn't bother me that all you can't do it. It doesn't stop me.

I totally agree. This was a strength of CVS tags that is seriously missing
in subversion.

> Also I'm wondering if the limitation is when you tag from a branch
> with mixed revisions. I'm not sure how that complicates my method.
> It's just that nobody is clarifying when I ask.

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